Good To See
That Redhat does not rush new versions into official release status. Canonical and especially SuSE have done lots of damage by releasing immature Linux distros.
Linux has always been about reliability and I give a fsck about new features which are not stable. And the same is with that horrible KDE Desktop. Serious users expect players like Canonical and SuSE to be conservative in terms of new features and always err on the side of quality and reliability.
Beta stuff should never be part of a release. And if you have nothing new to release, don't yield to the temptation to mess up a distro with the latest crap.
I prefer a rock-solid five-year old GUI over a windoze-looking and buggy hairball any time and I think most other Linux people do that too. FAIL for SuSE !